Who mainains https://www.freebsd.org/ website?

Valeri Galtsev galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu
Mon Nov 18 04:27:28 UTC 2019

> On Nov 17, 2019, at 9:38 PM, Polytropon <freebsd at edvax.de> wrote:
> On Sun, 17 Nov 2019 11:19:35 -0600, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
>>> first of all my apologise, since a while ago I assumed you are female,
>>> since Valeri is a German female name [1], but after taking a look at
>>> https://kicp.uchicago.edu I noticed my mistake.
>>> Using $ firefox -v Mozilla Firefox 70.0.1 on Arch Linux everything is
>>> ok, see the attached screenshot.
>> I will not attach the snapshot of what I see (as we are communicating 
>> through mail list), but try grabbing right bottom corner of the browser 
>> window, and move that around. You will see that with resizing of window 
>> darn clickable image floats separately above the rest of the page and 
>> can block some information. That IMHO is not appropriate for website 
>> where INFORMATION is paramount, not a cool look.
> This is something typical today. Screens are big. They have
> more X than Y, so horizontal alignment does _assume_ a certain
> image width. Nobody seems to understand that there are devices
> that do not have 2048px width. Design choices, even though
> claiming to be "responsive", primarily concentrate on two
> device types: mobile, with one column, and desktop, with three
> columns (that's why "all modern websites look the same" is
> a valid impression).
> So if you use a browser window _not_ in fullscreen, and set it
> to something like 1024x768, you can see the "shifting" of the
> hovering elements - to cover actual page content and links.
> You can even see text elements "floating into each other", here,
> the "Shortcuts" and "Supported Releases" lists, partially covered
> by the "New to FreeBSD?" grey box.
> Yes, I've also tried that on FreeBSD 12 with a current Firefox
> version.
> It's simply a matter of CSS (or its interpretation by the browser)
> not doing what the designer intended, because "all browsers work
> the same" and "all audience have big screens" simply isn't true.
> The web isn't a pixel-perfect medium (such as print would be).
> Maybe some designers have a hard time understanding this, because
> they are used to "looks good on my machine" just as some developers
> will always fall into the "compiles on my machine" or "works on my
> machine" trap.
> On Sun, 17 Nov 2019 18:44:54 +0100, Ralf Mardorf via freebsd-questions wrote:
>> Oops, I can confirm this. The "New to FreeBSD item" as well as the
>> "SHORTCUTS" item easily could become nasty when shrinking the window.
> Seems to "work" (but probably not as expected by the designer)
> with different browsers, tried Chrome and Opera and Firefox.
> This probably is because they all have a different understanding
> of what and where "100%" is, as well as simply missing a proper
> strategy on how to deal with window sizes (and I'm not primarily
> talking about screen sizes - not everyone runs browsers in 
> fullscreen all the time!) smaller than what the designer's
> high-res Macbook offers... :-)
> On Sun, 17 Nov 2019 11:19:35 -0600, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
>> PS My first name originated from Russia, where it is mostly male given 
>> name (so my parents were not crazy giving me that name), some females 
>> have the same name (modified to indicate female). As far as I know the 
>> name came to Russia from France where it is both female and male name.
> The name Valeri = BAJIEPNN~ is derived from the latin VALERIUS,
> VALERE, and means something along "healthy" or "to be strong".
> The russian form sometimes transcribed as "Valerij" (BAJIEPNN~)
> is masculine, the female form "Valeriya" (BAJIEPNR) is feminine,
> just like "Valerie" or "Valeria".
>> The spelling Valeri was made from cyrillic (and was acceptable) when I 
>> published my first paper in English language based journal (my earlier 
>> publications were in Russian). The spelling was acceptable conversion 
>> from cyrillic as one of the options, including when my passport in 
>> English language was issued.
> "Valeri" is the typical transcription of BAJIEPNN~ into the
> english-centered world; the german equivalent also offers the
> form "Waleri" (for example, Waleri Bykowski), both are omitting
> the trailing N~ (imagine a little u on top of a mirrored N which
> forms the masculine "adjective" endings -NN~ or -bIN~).
> The surname, ending in the masculine form, indicates a man.
> A similar woman's name would probably be "Valeriya Galtseva".
> Enough school time for today.
> There's nothing wrong with your name. ;-)

I for one know that. But everyone who tries to tell otherwise in my face risks getting punched in the stomack ;-) Just kiddin'

> -- 
> Polytropon
> Magdeburg, Germany
> Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
> Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

Valeri Galtsev
Sr System Administrator
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
Phone: 773-702-4247

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